|Students at a primary school in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Students from the first to sixth grades in 12 urban districts of Hà Nội will return to school for in-person learning from February 21, according to a new proposal.
The proposal was made by the capital’s Department of Education and Training at a virtual meeting on February 7 following the municipal authority's decision to allow students in 18 suburban districts and towns to go back to school from February 10.
The meeting also reviewed the preparation for the resumption of face-to-face learning for seventh to twelfth graders in the city from Tuesday.
The proposal will need approval from the municipal People’s Committee and will be implemented after assessment of in-person instructions in the outlying districts and towns.
If realised, all of Hà Nội’s K12 students – roughly 2 million students – will have fully returned to schools after 10 months' absence due to the pandemic.
No plan has been made public on the resumption of kindergartens.
Reports from education and training offices of 30 local towns and districts showed that all work had been completed to welcome back students in line with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
More than 99 per cent of teachers, educational staff, and students at secondary and high schools in Hà Nội have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. — VNS